Wakulla County Historical Society

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“Salt Works” Abraham Lincoln Ordered All Conferederate Ports of Entry Blockaded

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Confederate Salt Works St. Andrews
Bay, Florida to Apalachee Bay,
Florida Final Submission

 By John Y. Roberts
Wakulla County Historical Society

As previously reported, at the outset of the war, the Lincoln Administration initiated the “Anaconda Plan”, which mandated the blockade of all ports of entry within the borders of the Confederate States of America. Given the many miles of coastline this was a very difficult plan to initiate with a somewhat limited number of warships required, and by necessity, in the beginning, major ports were the focus of the blockade. Read more about it…

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